absorbency

noun
ab·​sor·​ben·​cy | \ əb-ˈsȯr-bən(t)-sē How to pronounce absorbency (audio) , -ˈzȯr- How to pronounce absorbency (audio) \
plural absorbencies

Definition of absorbency

1 : the quality or state of being absorbent
2 or absorbancy : absorbance

Examples of absorbency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reviewers love this cotton terry towel for its absorbency and minimalist style as well as its obvious cuteness. 10. Madison Durham, USA TODAY, "12 great baby shower gifts you can get from Carter’s," 21 Feb. 2020 To pick the best camp towel for your purposes, consider weight, absorbency and how fast the towel is likely to dry after use. The Editors, Field & Stream, "How To Pick The Best Camp Towel," 22 Aug. 2019 While there is a link between the use of super-absorbency tampons and TSS, Pinkerton explains that it is not caused by the tampons themselves. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "Mom Creates Nonprofit to Honor the Memory of Teen Daughter Who Died from Toxic Shock Syndrome," 1 Nov. 2019 The recall affects lots of three-, 18-, and 34-count packages of the tampons as well as 34-count multipacks that contain 17 regular absorbency tampons. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Some U by Kotex Tampons Have Been Recalled for Unraveling Inside the Body," 12 Dec. 2018 Each bandage was evaluated absorbency, adhesive properties, sterility, occlusivity, flexibility and brand name. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Miplitas community briefs for the week of June 14," 9 June 2019 Tampons come in different types and sizes — applicator or non-applicator, plastic or cardboard applicator, varying absorbency levels... the list goes on. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "Are You Having Trouble Using a Tampon? We Asked an Expert," 26 Mar. 2019 Kimberly-Clark announced the voluntary recall this morning, which only affects lots of regular absorbency U by Kotex Sleek tampons sold throughout the U.S. and Canada. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Some U by Kotex Tampons Have Been Recalled for Unraveling Inside the Body," 12 Dec. 2018 The Kotex recall, announced this week, comes after reports that U by Kotex tampons (the regular absorbency variety) were unraveling or breaking apart when women tried to remove them. Macaela Mackenzie, Glamour, "U by Kotex Tampons Have Been Recalled—Here's What You Need to Know," 13 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of absorbency

circa 1703, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for absorbency

absorb(ent) + -ency

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The first known use of absorbency was circa 1703

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“Absorbency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absorbency. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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absorbency

noun
ab·​sor·​ben·​cy | \ əb-ˈsȯr-bən-sē How to pronounce absorbency (audio) , -ˈzȯr- \

Kids Definition of absorbency

: the quality or state of being able to draw in or soak up

absorbency

noun
ab·​sor·​ben·​cy | \ əb-ˈsȯr-bən-sē How to pronounce absorbency (audio) , -ˈzȯr- How to pronounce absorbency (audio) \
plural absorbencies

Medical Definition of absorbency

1 : the quality or state of being absorbent
2 or absorbancy \ -​bən-​sē How to pronounce absorbancy (audio) \ : absorbance

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